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Nikon D3100 vs Samsung NX1

The Nikon D3100 and the Samsung NX1 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in August 2010 and September 2014. The D3100 is a DSLR, while the NX1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Both cameras are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 14.2 megapixels, whereas the Samsung provides 28 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D3100 versus Samsung NX1
Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Nikon F mount lenses Samsung NX mount lenses
14.2 MP, APS-C Sensor 28 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/24p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-3,200 (100 - 12,800) ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 230k dots 3.0 LCD, 1036k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
3 shutter flaps per second 15 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
550 shots per battery charge500 shots per battery charge
124 x 96 x 75 mm, 505 g 139 x 102 x 66 mm, 550 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D3100 and the Samsung NX1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon D3100 and the Samsung NX1. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The D3100 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the NX1 is only available in black.

Size Nikon D3100 vs Samsung NX1
Compare D3100 versus NX1 top
Comparison D3100 or NX1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Samsung NX1 is notably larger (19 percent) than the Nikon D3100. Moreover, the NX1 is markedly heavier (9 percent) than the D3100. It is noteworthy in this context that the NX1 is splash and dust-proof, while the D3100 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the NX1 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D3100 124 mm 96 mm 75 mm 505 g 550 n Aug 2010 599i
2.
 
Samsung NX1 139 mm 102 mm 66 mm 550 g 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 141 mm 83 mm 46 mm 495 g 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T2 133 mm 92 mm 49 mm 507 g 340 Y Jul 2016 1,599i
5.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799i
6.
 
Nikon D3200 125 mm 96 mm 77 mm 505 g 540 n Apr 2012 599i
7.
 
Nikon D5100 128 mm 97 mm 79 mm 560 g 660 n Apr 2011 749i
8.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499i
9.
 
Nikon D3000 126 mm 97 mm 64 mm 536 g 500 n Jul 2009 599i
10.
 
Nikon D5000 127 mm 104 mm 80 mm 590 g 510 n Apr 2009 749i
11.
 
Nikon D60 126 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 500 n Jan 2008 629i
12.
 
Nikon D40X 124 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 520 n Mar 2007 729i
13.
 
Nikon D40 124 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 470 n Nov 2006 499i
14.
 
Samsung NX500 120 mm 64 mm 43 mm 287 g 370 n Feb 2015 799i
15.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 269 g 460 n Aug 2011 699i
17.
 
Sony NEX-C3 110 mm 60 mm 33 mm 225 g 400 n Jun 2011 599i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The D3100 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 60 percent) than the NX1, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the NX1 is 4 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Nikon D3100 and Samsung NX1 sensor measures

With 28MP, the NX1 offers a higher resolution than the D3100 (14.2MP), but the NX1 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.63μm versus 5.01μm for the D3100). Yet, the NX1 is a much more recent model (by 4 years) than the D3100, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the NX1 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Samsung NX1 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the NX1 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 32.4 x 21.6 inches or 82.3 x 54.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 25.9 x 17.3 inches or 65.8 x 43.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 21.6 x 14.4 inches or 54.9 x 36.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D3100 are 23 x 15.4 inches or 58.5 x 39 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 12.3 inches or 46.8 x 31.2 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 10.2 inches or 39 x 26 cm for excellent quality prints.

The NX1 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon D3100 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200, which can be extended to ISO 100-12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Samsung NX1 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

D3100 versus NX1 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the NX1 offers substantially better image quality than the D3100 (overall score 16 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.7 bits higher color depth, 1.9 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.6 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.391967
2.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
3.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
5.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.9133883
6.
 
Nikon D3200 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/30p24.113.2113181
7.
 
Nikon D5100 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.513.6118380
8.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.9116780
9.
 
Nikon D3000 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.156362
10.
 
Nikon D5000 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.586872
11.
 
Nikon D60 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.511.456265
12.
 
Nikon D40X APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.411.451663
13.
 
Nikon D40 APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none21.011.056156
14.
 
Samsung NX500 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.813.9137987
15.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.612.7107977
17.
 
Sony NEX-C3 APS-C 16.0 4912 3264720/30p22.712.2108373

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the NX1 provides a better video resolution than the D3100. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/24p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the NX1 has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), while the D3100 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the NX1 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the D3100 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the NX1 has a higher magnification (0.69x vs 0.53x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon D3100 and Samsung NX1 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D3100optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
2.
 
Samsung NX12360 Y 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n
3.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro22360 n 3.0 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T22360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D3200optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5100optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D3000optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D5000optical n 2.7 230 full-flex n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D60optical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D40Xoptical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Nikon D40optical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
14.
 
Samsung NX500none n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/6000s 9.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
16.
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
17.
 
Sony NEX-C3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The NX1 has a touchscreen, while the D3100 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Samsung NX1 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the D3100 and the NX1 write their files to SDXC cards. The NX1 supports UHS-II cards on its first slot and UHS-I on its second one, while the D3100 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D3100 and Samsung NX1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D3100Ymonomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Samsung NX1YstereomonoYYmicro3.0YYY
3.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T2YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
5.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Nikon D3200YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
7.
 
Nikon D5100YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
8.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D3000Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D5000Ymonomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D60Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D40XY-----2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D40Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Samsung NX500Ystereomono--micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony NEX-5NYstereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony NEX-C3Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the NX1 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the D3100 does not provide wifi capability.

Both the D3100 and the NX1 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D3100 was replaced by the Nikon D3200, while the NX1 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Samsung websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon D3100 and the Samsung NX1? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Nikon D3100:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More compact: Is smaller (124x96mm vs 139x102mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (60 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2010).

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Arguments in favor of the Samsung NX1:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (28 vs 14.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 41%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (16 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (1.7 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (1.9 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (0.6 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/24p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.69x vs 0.53x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1036k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (15 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II and UHS-I) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years of technical progress since the D3100 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the NX1 is the clear winner of the contest (29 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D3100 05:29 NX1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D3100 and the Samsung NX1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the D3100 or the NX1. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D31005/5+ +72/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2010 599i
2.
 
Samsung NX15/5..87/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T25/5+ +86/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2016 1,599i
5.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799i
6.
 
Nikon D32005/5+ +73/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2012 599i
7.
 
Nikon D51005/5+ +76/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2011 749i
8.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499i
9.
 
Nikon D3000..+72/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 599i
10.
 
Nikon D5000..+ +75/1004/54.5/5 Apr 2009 749i
11.
 
Nikon D60..80/100+ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 629i
12.
 
Nikon D40X..79/100+ +4/54/5 Mar 2007 729i
13.
 
Nikon D40..81/100+ +o4.5/5 Nov 2006 499i
14.
 
Samsung NX5004.5/5..81/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 799i
15.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5N3/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2011 699i
17.
 
Sony NEX-C33/5+ +74/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon D3100 vs Samsung NX1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses Samsung NX mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2010 September 2014
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 1,499
    Sensor Specs Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.1 x 15.4 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 355.74 mm2 368.95 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27.8 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 14.2 Megapixels 28 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3072 pixels 6480 x 4320 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.01 μm 3.63 μm
    Pixel Density 3.98 MP/cm2 7.59 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/24p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 2 DRIMe 5
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 67 83
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.5 24.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.3 13.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 919 1363
    Screen Specs Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x 0.69x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 1036k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 15 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations150 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no Single UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D3100 Samsung NX1
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL14 BP1900
    Battery Life (CIPA)550 shots per charge500 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 124 x 96 x 75 mm
    (4.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 in)
    139 x 102 x 66 mm
    (5.5 x 4.0 x 2.6 in)
    Camera Weight 505 g (17.8 oz) 550 g (19.4 oz)

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